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October 10, 2013
 Weekly Wins
Great projects, initiatives and successes are happening in Riverside everyday; highlights for this week:


 Inaugural Class at UCR School of Medicine Prepares for Success


Donation Helps Cal Baptist Aviation Program Prepare for Takeoff


Coming Together to Make a Splash for Riverside Kids


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 BioResearch Product Faire™
Aug 21
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 Writing and Assembling a Competitive SBIR or STTR Proposal
Aug 26
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The Americas Business Forum

Sept 25-26
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City of Riverside, CA
Office of Economic Development News
August 20, 2013
There's A 'Buzz' of New Business on Main Street Riverside

Riverside residents and visitors have more choices for Downtown dining with the recent opening of two new establishments on Main Street Riverside. Salad Buzz and Mission Martini join the growing list of restaurants and bars that have opened this year in downtown.  

Salad Buzz, located at 3737 Main Street, Suite 102 will be serving a fresh line up for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including build-your-own salads and wraps, Panini's, smoothies and desserts. 

The owner of Elephant Thai Cuisine, Mr. Pu, has expanded his operations to create Mission Martini Bar. Nearing its two-year anniversary, Elephant Thai Cuisine has proven to be a hit with a steady customer base since first opening and Pu saw the adjacent vacant space as a way to grow his business by adding a new upscale martini bar to the emerging nightlife scene in downtown Riverside. (Read more...)

UC Riverside Researcher Seeks Crowdfunding to Develop Gene Chip Aimed at Preventing and Treating Chronic Wounds 
Dr. Manuela Martins-Green Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of California, Riverside

Tens of millions of people across the world are afflicted with wounds that may never heal. Dr. Manuela Martins-Green, a professor of cell biology at UC Riverside, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help fund research that can help diagnose earlier and prevent the traumatic effects of chronic wounds. 

Examples of common non-healing ailments include diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers (e.g. bed sores), leg ulcers, and other similar chronic wounds. These are known to have a large impact on health, affecting over 6.5 million people and costing in excess of $25 billion per year in the US alone. Dr. Martins-Green's has led the development of the "WoundCure" gene chip that allows doctors to prevent these and other problems by determining quickly which wounds require aggressive treatment. (Read more...)

Riverside is being recognized worldwide for its forward looking, cutting-edge approaches to economic development, education, sustainability and technology. Discover the possibilities within this City of Arts & Innovation. 

We invite you to celebrate the achievements and our continued progress. Please contact the Office of Economic Development for more information.


Scott C. Barber

City Manager 
City of Riverside 

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